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Using Pivot Interactives Co-Lab™️
Using Pivot Interactives Co-Lab™️

Students can complete group assignments through active collaboration.

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Written by Trevor Register
Updated over a week ago


Pivot Interactives Co-Lab™️ is a powerful feature that streamlines active student collaboration on assignments. With Pivot Interactives Co-Lab:

  • multiple students can collaborate on the same activity, in person or remotely

  • students collect and share data, including live sensor data

  • all group work is continuously saved and shared

  • changes to group work appear instantly to all members

  • instructor can provide group feedback and grading any time during the process

In the animation above, the student on the right is entering data on their data table. Watch as the data table for the student on the left updates instantaneously.

Creating a Co-Lab Assignment

Co-Lab assignments are made on the Assign Activity page.

In order to make a Co-Lab assignment, you must have students enrolled in the class. We do not recommend using Co-Lab for your activity with students.

  1. Under Assign To, select Co-Lab Groups.

  2. Enter the number of groups you would like to have into the box below Co-Lab Groups, then select how you want to sort the students.

    1. Alphabetical to sort groups alphabetically

    2. Random to do them randomly

    3. Manual to set them yourself.

  3. To create your groups, click Create.

  4. Review your groups. If you make any changes, click Update. Click Assign when you're ready.

You can also use the Co-Lab assignment feature to assign activities to only certain students so that the assignment would only show up to those students.

Changing Co-Lab Group Members

To change Co-Lab group members after an activity is assigned:

  1. Click My Classes, then the class name.

  2. Click the assignment name.

  3. Click Details underneath the assignment name at the top of the page.

  4. Click Edit Groups.

  5. Click and drag the changes you'd like to make. You may also change the number of groups.

  6. Click Revert Changes to undo any changes you've made, or click Save to finalize those changes.

If a student is moved out of a Co-Lab group, that student will no longer have access to their original group's work. They will only have access to their new group's work.

Things to note:

  • Activities assigned to individuals cannot be converted into a Co-Lab assignment.

  • Co-Lab assignments can't be converted to individual assignments.

  • When one student in a Co-Lab group submits the assignment, it's submitted for all students.

  • Grades for a Co-Lab assignment are the same for all students in the group.

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